Oral arguments begin today in King v. Burwell, the latest Supreme Court challenge to the Affordable Care Act.
At the heart of the case is whether residents in the 37 states that did not set up their own marketplaces still qualify for federal subsidies. The outcome will be determined by how the court chooses to interpret a key phrase in the section of the law that defines those subsidies. A victory for the plaintiffs could seriously rollback a critical portion of Obamacare.
Lisa McElroy joins us to break down the legalese and what it means for the future of health care.
Lisa McElroy, Law Professor at Drexel University, where she specializes in Supreme Court cases